GUWAHATI, Dec 30 - The Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped, Gopinath Nagar near ITI-Guwahati, organised a self-employment aid distribution programme for trained and experienced persons with disabilities for setting up their own ventures through the Numaligarh Refinery Limited�s CSR scheme.
Altogether 18 persons with disabilities from various parts of Assam were the beneficiaries of the distribution programme. They were provided with various tools and equipment such as digital cameras, portable printers and stationery, computers, portable welding machines, sewing machines, tool kits to repair electric appliances, printers, etc.
KN Talukdar, Managing Director, Assam Cooperative Apex Bank, was the chief guest of the programme. While speaking on the occasion, he stated the importance of skill development which, in turn, can provide self-employment. He encouraged skilled persons with disabilities to be self-employed. He observed that the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre can act as a channelizing agency to find the suitable candidates. He assured all help and assistance towards ensuring a dignified life for persons with disabilities.
Amarjyoti Phukan, Senior Manager, NRL, Golaghat, expressed his happiness to be a part of the programme. He said that the NRL is keen to work in the field of income generation activities for the downtrodden sections of the society under its CSR scheme.
It may be mentioned here that for the last three years, the NRL has been associated with the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.